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Gulfport Energy Corp (GPOR.O)

GPOR.O on Nasdaq

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30 Sep 2016
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Houston

63 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Moore

59 2014 Chief Executive Officer, President, Director

Aaron Gaydosik

40 2014 Chief Financial Officer

J. Ross Kirtley

61 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Keri Crowell

41 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

Steve Baldwin

62 2013 Vice President - Reservoir Engineering

Stuart Maier

62 2013 Vice President - Geosciences

Craig Groeschel

48 2011 Independent Director

Charles Johnson

56 2015 Independent Director

Ben Morris

70 2014 Independent Director

Scott Streller

48 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Houston

Mr. David L. Houston serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of Gulfport Energy Corp. Mr. Houston has served as a director of the Company since July 1998 and as Chairman of the Board since July 2013. Since 1991, Mr. Houston has been the principal of Houston Financial, a firm providing wealth management products and services with a focus on the energy sector. Since 2000, Mr. Houston has managed a mineral trust with approximately 9,200 net acres in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and New Mexico, which includes responsibility for leasing and production matters. Mr. Houston served on the board of directors and executive committee of Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from January 1993 until December 2008. Mr. Houston has served as the lead director on the board of directors of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Market: FANG) since October 2012, is a member of its audit and compensation committees and is the chair of its nominating and corporate governance committee. He also served as a director of Bronco Drilling Company from May 2005 until December 2010 and was a member of its audit committee. Mr. Houston received a Bachelor of Science Degree in business from Oklahoma State University and a graduate degree in banking from Louisiana State University.

Michael Moore

Mr. Michael G. Moore serves as Chief Executive Officer, President, Director of Gulfport Energy Corp. Mr. Moore was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors on April 22, 2014, and has served as our President since August 2013. He served as our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary from July 2000 to April 2014 and as our Vice President from July 2000 until his appointment as President in August 2013. Mr. Moore also served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from February 15, 2014 until his appointment as our Chief Executive Officer on April 22, 2014. From May 1998 through July 2000, Mr. Moore served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Indian Oil Company. From September 1995 through May 1998, Mr. Moore served as Controller of DLB Oil & Gas, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Moore served as Controller of LEDCO, Inc., a Houston based gas marketing company. Mr. Moore received both his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Aaron Gaydosik

Mr. Aaron M. Gaydosik serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Gaydosik has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since August 11, 2014. From July 2013 until joining the Company, Mr. Gaydosik served as Vice President of Finance at Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp., an independent energy company with operations focused primarily in the Williston Basin of North Dakota. From May 2007 through July 2013, Mr. Gaydosik held various positions of increasing levels of responsibility at Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC, most recently as a Director in its Oil and Gas Group, focused on capital markets and advisory transactions primarily for exploration and production companies. His prior investment banking experience also includes two years in the energy group at Wachovia Securities. Mr. Gaydosik holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

J. Ross Kirtley

Mr. J. Ross Kirtley serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Kirtley has served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company since April 22, 2014. Previously, Mr. Kirtley served as Chief Operating Officer of our Ohio activities from October 2013 through April 22, 2014. From January 2007 to January 2013, he served as Vice President of Services for Sandridge Energy, Inc. and President of Lariat Services, Inc., Hondo Heavy Haul, Inc. and Chapparal Supply, LLC, each a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sandridge Energy, Inc. Prior to joining Sandridge Energy, Inc., Mr. Kirtley served as Business Manager for NOMAC Drilling, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation for one year. Mr. Kirtley graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1977.

Keri Crowell

Ms. Keri Crowell serves as Chief Accounting Officer of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Ms. Crowell has served as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company since September 10, 2015. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Crowell served as a Vice President of the Company since April 2014 and Controller since March 2006. Ms. Crowell joined the Company in October 2005 as Assistant Controller. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Crowell served in various accounting and/or audit roles at Ernst and Young LLP, Arthur Andersen LLP and an Oklahoma City-based accounting firm. Ms. Crowell holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Oklahoma State University, and also holds a Certified Public Accountant license from the State of Oklahoma. Ms. Crowell is a member of Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International, or FEI, and served as a board member and the treasurer of the FEI Oklahoma City chapter from 2012 until 2014.

Steve Baldwin

Mr. Steve R. Baldwin serves as Vice President - Reservoir Engineering of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Mr. Baldwin has served as Vice President of Reservoir Engineering since August 2013. Prior to that position, he served as Senior Reservoir Engineer of the Company since October 2006. From February 2001 through September 2006, he served as Senior Reservoir and Acquisition Engineer for Chaparral Energy Inc. From 1996 to December 2000, Mr. Baldwin served as Senior Operations Engineer for Saba Energy of Texas, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Baldwin served as Operations Manager for Merrico Resources. Mr. Baldwin began his career with Mobil Oil Corporation after receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Baldwin is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Stuart Maier

Mr. Stuart Maier serves as Vice President - Geosciences of Gulfport Energy Corp. Mr. Maier has served as Vice President of Geosciences since August 2013. Prior to that position, he served as Geological/Geophysical Manager of the Company since May 1998. From 1993 to May 1998, Mr. Maier had served as Senior Geologist with DLB Oil & Gas, Inc. From 1992 until joining DLB Oil & Gas, Inc., Mr. Maier was a consulting geologist/geophysicist and, from 1981 to 1991, Mr. Maier was a geologist/geophysicist with The Anschutz Corporation, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. From 1979 to 1981, Mr. Maier was a production geologist for Gulf Oil Exploration and Production Company. From 1977 to 1979, Mr. Maier was a well site geologist. Mr. Maier received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Missouri. Mr. Maier is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Craig Groeschel

Mr. Craig Groeschel serves as an Independent Director of Gulfport Energy Corporation, since August 2011. Since 1996, Mr. Groeschel has served as a founding pastor of LifeChurch.tv, one of the largest churches in the United States, reaching over 30,000 people each weekend. Since founding LifeChurch, Mr. Groeschel has served on its Board of Directors. Under Mr. Groeschel’s leadership, LifeChurch has grown to 15 locations in the United States. Mr. Groeschel received a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing from the Oklahoma City University and a Master’s of Divinity from the Phillips Graduate Seminary. Mr. Groeschel is a frequent speaker at various domestic and international forums and an author of a number of books.

Charles Johnson

Mr. Charles Douglas Johnson serves as Independent Director of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Mr. Johnson has served as a director of the Company since September 2015. Since August 1981, Mr. Johnson served in various roles at Phillips 66 and its predecessors Phillips Petroleum Co. and ConocoPhillips Company, which was formed by the merger of Philips Petroleum Co. and Conoco Inc. in 2002. Mr. Johnson most recently served as Vice President, Controller and principal accounting officer of Phillips 66, a publicly traded company engaged in mid-stream, chemicals, and refining, from April 2012 until his retirement on December 31, 2014. During the same period, he also served as Vice President, Controller and principal accounting officer of Phillips 66 Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners LP, a publicly traded pipeline subsidiary of Phillips 66. From June 2010 until April 2012, Mr. Johnson served as General Manager, Upstream Finance, Strategy and Planning at ConocoPhillips. Prior to that, Mr. Johnson’s tenure at ConocoPhillips included his service as General Manager, Downstream Finance from 2008 to 2010 and General Manager, Upstream Finance from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Johnson also served on the board of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, a joint venture of Phillips 66 Partners LP and Chevron Corp., and its audit committee, where he was co-chairman, from April 2012 until December 2014. Mr. Johnson has an extensive financial and accounting background, with over 33 years of service in the oil and natural gas industry. Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas, and also holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate from the State of Oklahoma.

Ben Morris

Mr. Ben T. Morris, Jr., serves as Independent Director of Gulfport Energy Corporation, effective August 4, 2014. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Morris served as the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of the Sanders Morris Harris Group, a financial services and wealth management company he co-founded in 1987, or SMHG. Since its founding, Mr. Morris has served in various capacities with SMHG, including Executive Vice President and Director of Investment Banking, President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of SMH Capital, a subsidiary of SMHG, and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of SMHG. Since 2012, Mr. Morris has continued as an employee of Sanders Morris Harris, Inc., a former subsidiary of SMHG. From 1980 to 1986, Mr. Morris served as the Chief Operating Officer of Tatham Corporation, a privately-held company engaged in natural gas transportation and marketing and oil and gas exploration and production. Mr. Morris began his career as an accountant at Price Waterhouse & Co. in 1967, and in 1973 joined Mid American Oil and Gas Inc. as Chief Financial Officer, eventually serving as President of the company until its sale in 1979. Mr. Morris has an extensive financial background, with over 20 years of experience in various aspects of the investment banking business. Mr. Morris received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of North Texas, and also holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate from the State of Texas, along with several securities licenses.

Scott Streller

Mr. Scott E. Streller serves as an Independent Director of Gulfport Energy Corp., since August 2006. He currently serves as chairman of Company’s compensation committee and as a member on the audit and nominating and corporate governance committees. In 1992, Mr. Streller founded the Scott Streller Insurance and Financial Services Agency (Farmers Insurance), which has been recognized both regionally and nationally as one of the top agencies within the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies. Mr. Streller is active in the community and has served in a variety of leadership roles in local public and non-profit organizations. Additionally, Mr. Streller frequently serves as a guest lecturer at local universities and insurance and financial services seminars. Mr. Streller earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Central Oklahoma. In addition, Mr. Streller received a Master’s in Athletic Administration from Oklahoma State University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Houston

--

Michael Moore

3,492,490

Aaron Gaydosik

1,664,570

J. Ross Kirtley

1,637,040

Keri Crowell

952,814

Steve Baldwin

224,009

Stuart Maier

954,759

Craig Groeschel

--

Charles Johnson

--

Ben Morris

--

Scott Streller

--
As Of  30 Dec 2015